The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Nov 1877

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-The following vessels passed the Welland Canal: Schr. Sir C.T. Van Straubenzie, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Cecilia, Muskegon, do, deals; Emerald, Chicago, do, wheat.

-Joseph Siebrook, a sailor on the schr. Sam Cook, was killed by the tow line on Lake Huron two days ago. He was from the vicinity of Kingston, Ont., and leaves a wife.

-Rates from the port of Toronto may be quoted at two cents for Kingston, and six cents to Montreal on wheat; and two cents on barley to Oswego. A vessel was chartered for a quantity of wheat at Port Nelson to Kingston at 2 1/2 cents.

-The schr. Rising Star has broken her steering gear and gone ashore on Long Point, Lake Erie, three miles below the "Cut," and that she was lying in eight feet of water, with two feet of water in her hold. She is insured for $9,000, and is loaded with wheat from Chicago for Buffalo.

Arrived at Holcomb & Stewart's this week: Schr. White Oak, from Northport, 13,300 bush barley; A. Muir, Chicago, 22,200 bush do; Arabia, Chicago, 21,200 bu do; Antelope, Chicago, 22,000 bu do; Hyderabad, Chicago, 20,200 bush wheat; St. Louis, Chicago, 19,500 bush do; Jessie Macdonald, Bay of Quinte, 5,000 bush peas; M. O'Gorman, do, 8,000 bush barley; Gulnair, Toledo, 20,800 bush corn; prop. Alma Munro, Detroit, lightened 5,000 bush wheat. The barge Eagle arrived from Montreal with 3,000 bags salt, and Finch and Ox with 8,000 bags do. Left in tow of tug Chieftain: Barges Lark, 19,000 bush wheat; Siren, 22,500 bush barley; Star No. 1, 21,000 bush do; Snipe, 12,000 bush wheat; Rapid, 11,000 bush corn; Moira, 18,000 bush barley; Odessa, 16,000 bush peas and oats.

-The Globe has received a letter from R.D. Anderson, one of the company on board the schooner G.M. Neelon, that had a narrow escape from being lost last week on Lake Erie. The writer complains of Captain Clifford, of the propeller Europe, in deserting them, having them in tow, in the height of a storm, and in a disabled condition. The Neelon left Toledo on the 21st inst., with 19,000 bushels of corn, bound to Kingston, and reached Port Colborne on the morning of the 28th. During these seven days they were for the most part fighting the gale and the waves in a disabled condition, having unshipped their rudder and lost some sails. Capt. Welsh wishes to thank the captain of the C.B. Benson, of Toledo, for running down to them during the storm and their ensign at half mast to try and render assistance. The writer, an old sailor, says he never experienced such a perilous time as they had on this trip on the G.M. Neelon.

The Guide - The November number of the International Railway and Steam Navigation Guide is out, and to one class of the community, at any rate, the travelling section, the monthly periodical is always welcome and interesting. Printed by Chisholm Bros., Montreal.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Nov 1877